Sex and Mexican yams
By Rachel Cooke - 28 May 13:00

Sexual Chemistry: a history of the contraceptive pill

Lara V Marks <em>Yale University Press, 372p

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 28 May 13:00

The Locust Room

John Burnside <em>Jonathan Cape, 277pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224052926

Blame game
By Maurice Walsh - 21 May 13:00

The Irish famine: a documentary

Colm Toibin and Diarmaid Ferriter <em>Profile Books, 214pp, £15</e

Novel of the week
By Hugo Barnacle - 21 May 13:00

How to be Good

Nick Hornby <em>Viking, 288pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670888230

Recalled to life
By Vicky Hutchings - 21 May 13:00

Hotel World

Ali Smith<em> Hamish Hamilton, 256pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0241141095

Prison literature
By Robert Winder - 21 May 13:00

Kalakuta Republic

Chris Abani <em>Saqi Books, 116pp, £8.95</em>

ISBN 0863563228

Plague studies
By Frank Furedi - 21 May 13:00

In the Wake of the Plague: the Black Death and the world it made

Norman Cantor <em>Simon & Schuste

Eat yourself fitter
By Jason Cowley - 21 May 13:00

The Great Food Gamble

John Humphrys <em>Hodder & Stoughton, 306pp, 12.99</em>

ISBN 0340770457

Orange-tinted specs
By Jackie Ashley - 14 May 13:00

The Prime Minister's Wife

Susan Crosland <em>Robson Books, 233pp, £16.95</em>

ISBN 186105386X

Novel of the week
By Lisa Allardice - 14 May 13:00

He Kills Coppers

Jake Arnott <em>Sceptre, 327pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0340748796

I spar, you spar
By Dan Hardie - 14 May 13:00

Fight the power

Colin McMillan <em>M Publicity (available on 020 8599 6823), 201pp, £9.99</em>


Hendrix played Ilkley
By Martyn Bedford - 14 May 13:00

On Ilkley Moor: the story of an English town

Tim Binding <em>Picador, 335pp, £16</em>

ISBN 03303

Apocalypse now
By Robert Winder - 14 May 13:00

A History of Bombing

Sven Lindqvist <em>Granta, 224pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1862074151

The lowest politics
By John Lloyd - 14 May 13:00

Just Capital: the liberal economy

Adair Turner <em>Macmillan, 406pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0333900715

Mr Crusoe, I presume
By Beryl Bainbridge - 07 May 13:00

Selkirk's Island

Diana Souhami <em>Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 256pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0297643851

Novel of the week
By Steven Poole - 07 May 13:00


Irvine Welsh <em>Jonathan Cape, 469pp, £12</em>

ISBN 0224061720

The colour of hope
By Rachel Cusk - 07 May 13:00

Moralities: sex, money and power in the 21st century

Joan Smith <em>Allen Lane, 202pp, £14.99</em>

Ignorant incest
By Henry Sheen - 07 May 13:00

The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers

Eca de Queiroz <em>Dedalus, 320pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 18739826

The girl can't help it
By Hugo Barnacle - 07 May 13:00

On Green Dolphin Street

Sebastian Faulks<em> Hutchinson, 341pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0091802105

A wandering Jew
By Bryan Appleyard - 07 May 13:00

Them: adventures with extremists

Jon Ronson <em>Picador, 337pp, £16</em>

ISBN 0330375458

Things didn't get better
By Mick Hume - 07 May 13:00

Reasons to be Cheerful: from punk to new Labour through the eyes of a dedicated troublemaker


The best is past
By Andrew Neil - 07 May 13:00

The Blair Effect

Edited by Anthony Seldon<em> Little, Brown, 672pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0316856363

The funeral pyre
By Laura Roychowdhury - 30 April 13:00

Death by Fire: sati, dowry death and female infanticide in modern India

Mala Sen <em>Weidenfeld &

Tracks of our tears
By Christian Wolmar - 30 April 13:00

The Crash That Stopped Britain

Ian Jack <em>Granta, 96pp, £4.99</em>

ISBN 1862074682

Novel of the week
By Gerry Feehily - 30 April 13:00

Hotel Honolulu

Paul Theroux <em>Hamish Hamilton, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0241141303